Address: Jehwangsan-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam, South Korea
How to get there: Cross the street from the bus terminal and just walk straight until you reach the foot of the mountain.
Operating Hours: All day
Entrance Fee: Free
Going up the mountain, you have two options – a monorail or climb the 365 step staircase to the top. We were martyrs and decided to take the staircase option. Also, the line at the monorail was very long. The monorail costs W2,000 one way for adults and W3,000 for a round trip ride.
Once you start going up the stairs and you look at the streets below, you’d find a beautiful sight.
When you reach the top, the surrounding area is decorated with cute garden designs such as this bush cut to make it look like a bear.
The Jinhae Tower has 9 floors. The first and second floors are dedicated to the Jinhae City Museum which features artifacts excavated around the Jinhae area.
On the 9th floor is an observatory that overlooks the whole city of Jinhae and its surrounding coast. Jinhae is a big port city and the country’s naval base.
You can also see the rotunda which is the center of the festival and their preparations for it.
If walking alongside the trees is not enough to make you feel the magic, the Jinhae Tower gives you the extremely beautiful view of the city below. You will notice all of the cherry blossom trees that are in full bloom.